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11 Cocktail Glasses That Deserve Their Own Toast

Let's raise a glass.

December 22, 2022
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Clinking the edge of your glass to another for a toast is the kind of thing that feels oddly cinematic—whether you're the star of the show, the best friend, or perhaps the parent during that pinnacle moment in the evening when you somehow manage to draw everyone in for a celebratory salud.

Regardless of what you're toasting to (or what you're sipping), everyone deserves to do it in style. From handblown Danish glasses to stemless textured tumblers, we've rounded up 11 eye-catching glasses for your next toast, no matter the occasion.

Under $100

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1. Liberta Stemmed Coupes (Set of 2), $40

This set of Italian coupe glasses is perfect for anyone who loves a subtle pop of color (and a price you can't beat), whether you're pouring bubbly Prosecco or a classic Manhattan.

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2. IVV Italian Retro Tumblers, $55

If you prefer stemless glasses, these handmade ones could be right up your alley. Made from thick, textured glass in an variety of gemstone colors, they're a chic and durable option for any drink.

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3. Ramona Coupe Glasses, Set of 4, $56

If you like a classic shape with a little bit of a twist, this set of four colorful coupe glasses is for you. The wide, upside down cone-shaped stem and colorful hues add some fun to an otherwise traditional toasting glass.

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4. Vintage-Inspired Etched Martini & Cocktail Glasses, from $68

If traditional is what you're going for, these beautiful glasses feature a delicate etching detail fit for any table setting or bar cart display.

Under $200

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5. Ghia Totem Glasses, $110

Similar to the Ramona coupe glasses, this pair from Ghia gives you an upside down cone-like stem that adds some welcomed support. It's the kind of glass you'll want in your hand while giving a long-winded toast.

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6. Maison Balzac Prawn coupe, $124

This distinctive coupe is perfect for the person who wants to draw attention to their drink (or, perhaps, distract listeners from a toast they haven't rehearsed). No one will remember any hiccups once they see the little prawn popping out of your cocktail.

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7. Maison Balzac Pomponette champagne coupes, $171

These coupes are ideal for someone who loves color, but in smaller doses. With hand-blown bubbles scattered along the glass, they're an effortless balance between conventional and whimsical.

Under $500

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8. Estelle Hand-Blown Colored Cocktail Coupe Glasses (Set of 6), $205

These handblown brightly-hued glasses are the natural choice for anyone who likes a mixed-and-matched design aesthetic. Inspired by the colored glasses the maker's grandmother used to collect from antique shops, they are just the vessel you need for any pour.

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9. Moda Domus, 4-Piece Set, $310

Add a little frill to your bar's glassware with these scalloped-footed Italian glasses. While they might technically be intended for water, who says you can't pour something bubbly and boozy inside?


10. HELLE MARDAHL Bon Bon cocktail glass, $395

These funky coupes have been on my bar wishlist from the moment I laid eyes on them. Handmade in Denmark, each glass is uniquely crafted and truly one-of-a-kind. The next cocktail I make is nearly begging to be sipped out of one of these beauties.

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11. Baccarat Champagne Flute, 2-Piece Set, $490

If opulence is the name of your game, these stunning crystal champagne flutes are just what you need. It doesn't matter if you're pouring Dom Pérignon or a bottom-shelf bubbly, any sip is bound to feel luxurious.

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Julia is a Senior Editor here at Food52 and a freelance writer. She has written for Grub Street, Eater, PUNCH, Edible Brooklyn, and more. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.